Following up on Driver updates 15.12, I am a little perplexed about Eve’s handling of drivers… Team Eve is this really the way you like to share drivers / software updates with us?
- They are shared within the community. This is all great (fast updates, etc) but I wonder how many people will click some links if an malicious community member posts some driver links? -> An update should be posted in the community, only linking to the official website where we can find them (no direct downloads)
- They are hosted on different providers (Dropbox, Some CDN, …). Should I really follow a dropbox link for a driver download as the official way? -> Please host the drivers on your official eve Websites with https!
- They are unsigned. As such, anybody could change the drivers and nobody would be able to recognize that. -> Please sign your drivers appropriately (like hosting your files over https).
- Windows Defender’s SmartScreen feature is blocking me from installing the latest audio drivers.
As long as Eve is not providing signed drivers from a trusted source, I won’t install them and I also would not recommend anybody to do so either.
In fact, I am really shocked that Eve did that in first place. Let’s me wonder how secure my V is with all the IME problems and possible rootkits out there
Cheers and Happy New Year